The last Halloween. Children / by Abby Howard.
- 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 2 total copies.
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|Crookston Public Library||Y G HOW (Text)||33500013302302||New||Available||-|
|Moorhead Public Library||Y G HOW (Text)||33500013302310||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781945820663
- ISBN: 1945820667
- Physical Description: pages : illustrations ; cm.
- Edition: First Edition.
- Publisher: Chicago, IL : Iron Circus Comics, 2020.
"In a gothic adventure at the end of the world, a ten-year-old girl and a motley crew of ghouls must stop an invading horde of monsters on a fateful Halloween night"-- Provided by publisher.
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- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 July #1
*Starred Review* Mona's settling in for a boring Halloween when actual monsters start wreaking havoc on earth in this sprawling, twisty horror comic. The inept cops are no help, since they assume it's all a Halloween prank, but a ring of undead misfits helpfully explain what's going on: every human on the planet is paired with a monster in the shadow dimension. Normally, the phagocyte keeps monsters and humans apart, but someone has gravely injured him, and monsters are killing their humans to gain immortality. Goggle-eyed Mona is unwillingly roped into a scheme to track down the son of the phagocyte to restore order, and with her new not-quite friendsâimpulsive preteen vampire Ringley (and his pet werepossum), sulky ghoul Shirley, and affectless, possessed doll Robertâshe fights her way to the shadow realm. With her finely crosshatched black-and-white artwork, full of skeletal birch trees and looming shadows, Howard strikes a delicious balance between the truly grotesque body horror of the impressive array of monsters, all spindly, skittering appendages, rippling blobs of flesh, and protruding rows of teeth, and the wry, absurdist comedy around Mona's quest. There are some unexpected turns here, too, and for all the Clive-Barker-meets-Adventure-Time playfulness, she ends on a disarmingly sober cliff-hanger. Tailor-made for fans of postmodern horror comedy. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
Abby Howard is a cartoonist whose interests include dinosaurs, horror, and Spoons, her beautiful cat. She's been drawing comics since first discovering there was such a thing, eventually putting them online and gaining a following that led to a full-time cartooning career. Sheâs the creator of the self-published humor comic, Junior Scientist Power Hour, the gothic adventure The Last Halloween, the horror collection Crossroads at Midnight (both from Iron Circus Comics), and the Earth Before Us series from Amulet, a three-book educational series about ancient beasts.
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